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Offline wiledog_X

AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« on: July 14, 2014, 10:09:12 am »
i see you can vote for Bike of the Year and win some stuff at AMID (8-10 Aug).

http://www.wheels24.co.za/News/SA-Bike-of-the-Year-Vote-and-win-20140627

weird selection though.... how can superbikes, streetfighters and Adv bikes be thrown together? and no KTM 1190 Adventure?

2014 South African Bike of the Year finalists are:
   BMW S1000R
   BMW R1200GS Adventure
   Ducati 899 Panigale
   Ducati Monster 1200
   Kawasaki Z1000
   KTM 1290 Super Duke
   Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom
   Yamaha MT-09
   Yamaha MT-07


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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 01:10:11 pm »
If I am correct, it must be a new bike for 2014.
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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 07:18:49 pm »
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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2014, 04:50:21 pm »
If I am correct, it must be a new bike for 2014.

Correct, it must be a bike that was launched in 2014
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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 11:53:38 am »
Went on to AMID's website.  Looking at the list of exhibitors I see Honda is again conspicuous by their absence.  Looks like all the other major brands will be there.
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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 02:05:28 pm »
I think the website might be outdated. The guys from Honda said they were coming.
 

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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 02:56:33 pm »
Unfortunately they will not want to look biased so they won't give it to the most complete bike again. Therefore my guess would be MT-07.
 

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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2014, 04:41:26 pm »
After last years close run race between BMW and KTM I figure the Super-Duke stands a better-than-good chance
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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2014, 05:26:43 pm »
Unfortunately they will not want to look biased so they won't give it to the most complete bike again. Therefore my guess would be MT-07.

Remember that "they" are 12 independent journalists who cast votes under the cover of anonymity. "They" do not sit and conspire about who the winner will be.
 

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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 09:31:05 pm »
Unfortunately they will not want to look biased so they won't give it to the most complete bike again. Therefore my guess would be MT-07.

Remember that "they" are 12 independent journalists who cast votes under the cover of anonymity. "They" do not sit and conspire about who the winner will be.

And who decide who these 12 disciples will be? :pot:
 

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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2014, 03:14:10 am »
I had put my name down to attend this event and participate, unfortunately, I am out and won't be present.
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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2014, 06:14:09 am »
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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2014, 07:57:42 am »
Unfortunately they will not want to look biased so they won't give it to the most complete bike again. Therefore my guess would be MT-07.

Remember that "they" are 12 independent journalists who cast votes under the cover of anonymity. "They" do not sit and conspire about who the winner will be.

And who decide who these 12 disciples will be? :pot:

Only 12 people who decide? Seems a bit odd

I am certainly no expert but I would think the MT-07 is a very important bike for Yamaha and they actually have the only 'real' new bikes in the list. Brand new motors departing completely from anything they had on offer previously. Some might not agree but IMO the 07 is a worthy contender
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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2014, 08:02:55 am »
Unfortunately they will not want to look biased so they won't give it to the most complete bike again. Therefore my guess would be MT-07.

Remember that "they" are 12 independent journalists who cast votes under the cover of anonymity. "They" do not sit and conspire about who the winner will be.

And who decide who these 12 disciples will be? :pot:

Only 12 people who decide? Seems a bit odd

I am certainly no expert but I would think the MT-07 is a very important bike for Yamaha and they actually have the only 'real' new bikes in the list. Brand new motors departing completely from anything they had on offer previously. Some might not agree but IMO the 07 is a worthy contender

I agree, and not only because it is a Yamaha, but for the reasons stated by you.
 

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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2014, 08:24:00 am »
I agree, and not only because it is a Yamaha, but for the reasons stated by you.

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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2014, 08:26:58 am »
I agree, and not only because it is a Yamaha, but for the reasons stated by you.

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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2014, 10:27:58 am »
Unfortunately they will not want to look biased so they won't give it to the most complete bike again. Therefore my guess would be MT-07.

Remember that "they" are 12 independent journalists who cast votes under the cover of anonymity. "They" do not sit and conspire about who the winner will be.

And who decide who these 12 disciples will be? :pot:

Only 12 people who decide? Seems a bit odd

I am certainly no expert but I would think the MT-07 is a very important bike for Yamaha and they actually have the only 'real' new bikes in the list. Brand new motors departing completely from anything they had on offer previously. Some might not agree but IMO the 07 is a worthy contender

Actually, its 14. Sorry.

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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2014, 10:54:29 am »
Unfortunately they will not want to look biased so they won't give it to the most complete bike again. Therefore my guess would be MT-07.

Remember that "they" are 12 independent journalists who cast votes under the cover of anonymity. "They" do not sit and conspire about who the winner will be.
Misunderstanding, I was not saying its a conspiracy. I was trying to explain why the MT-07 (or any other bike for that matter) would win against the GSA.

If I was a judge riding to ET on the highway with the cruise control set just right, heated grips going, all my luggage fitting nicely I would say it is the best tourer.
After embarrassing all the others through the twisties and out accelerating the MTs I would say its a very good sport bike.
After taking a dirt road to reach that really nice waterfall and then scraping the pegs on the way back to the lodge I would be sitting with a drink and wondering why I feel like I have only spent and hour on the GSA instead of the whole day.

At this point I will want to vote for the GSA, but then I will remember that the GS won it last year. I will also wonder whether it actually is a new bike or just a GS with different suspension and a larger tank.

In the end I will worry about looking biased and I will vote for the MT-07 because it is good fun, looks good and is reasonably priced. I would probably not buy it as a primary bike, only as a plaything and only if I have already bought a 690 but that will not matter.
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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2014, 11:29:40 am »
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Re: AMID 2014 & Bike of the Year
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2014, 05:21:55 pm »
Unfortunately they will not want to look biased so they won't give it to the most complete bike again. Therefore my guess would be MT-07.

Remember that "they" are 12 independent journalists who cast votes under the cover of anonymity. "They" do not sit and conspire about who the winner will be.
Misunderstanding, I was not saying its a conspiracy. I was trying to explain why the MT-07 (or any other bike for that matter) would win against the GSA.

If I was a judge riding to ET on the highway with the cruise control set just right, heated grips going, all my luggage fitting nicely I would say it is the best tourer.
After embarrassing all the others through the twisties and out accelerating the MTs I would say its a very good sport bike.
After taking a dirt road to reach that really nice waterfall and then scraping the pegs on the way back to the lodge I would be sitting with a drink and wondering why I feel like I have only spent and hour on the GSA instead of the whole day.

At this point I will want to vote for the GSA, but then I will remember that the GS won it last year. I will also wonder whether it actually is a new bike or just a GS with different suspension and a larger tank.

In the end I will worry about looking biased and I will vote for the MT-07 because it is good fun, looks good and is reasonably priced. I would probably not buy it as a primary bike, only as a plaything and only if I have already bought a 690 but that will not matter.

Well, who knows? There are 14 journos, all very different. BMW might take it again. None of them have any allegiance to any manufacturer, so it will be down solely to their preference. The GSA is good, and there is no reason why it couldn't take the prize.